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I got this pic but can' t remember what battle it represents, can anyone help me ?


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I got this pic but can' t remember what battle it represents, can anyone help me ?


The rape of the Sabines?
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Puts a whole new 'spin' on the term 'Light Infantry' doesn't it!
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another godon's defeat

This famous event took place on the 27th of october 1812, After leaving the siege of Burgos, the british rearguard was pushed back by Maucune's soldiers. To prevent being caught during their retreat, all the bridges over the Douro had been blown up. So, 40 soldiers of Foy's division asked to swim across the river close to the Tordesillas bridge. The "valiant an ever victorious 95th riflemen" were repulsed by a bunch of nudist, leaving 11 prisonners in french's naked hand.

That is what french books are used to tell, but they must be overexagerating as usual

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This famous event took place on the 27th of october 1812, After leaving the siege of Burgos, the british rearguard was pushed back by Maucune's soldiers. To prevent being caught during their retreat, all the bridges over the Douro had been blown up. So, 40 soldiers of Foy's division asked to swim across the river close to the Tordesillas bridge. The "valiant an ever victorious 95th riflemen" were repulsed by a bunch of nudist, leaving 11 prisonners in french's naked hand.

That is what french books are used to tell, but they must be overexagerating as usual

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The capture of a few soldiers is nothing unusual.

If you have any evidence that the Brunswick Oels(not The 95th) were repulsed (seeing as they were part of the rear guard) by 40 'Grecian like' Frenchmen, please be free to post it here.

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Dear Paul

May I point you to the last sentence in my previous mail and you will get your "evidence"

It was just a teasing guess anyway, I think we should never overstimate the truth in 19th century books.

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May I point you to the last sentence in my previous mail and you will get your "evidence"

It was just a teasing guess anyway, I think we should never overstimate the truth in 19th century books.

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Anyway it was the Brunswick Oels who lost the between 8 & 12 who were guarding the crossing. Not the 95th.

It was a brave move though by those 40 Frenchmen.

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Ok, anyway thanks for the answer Gilles, and Paul.
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I got this pic but can' t remember what battle it represents, can anyone help me ?


hello
it says something to me perhaps in spain or austria :i will look.....
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